During his final episode of “Parts Unknown,” Anthony Bourdain visited Armenia and said ““There are 3 million Armenians living in Armenia. There are another 8 million around the world. Ever since the genocide, it’s been a long existential struggle for survival. They never forgot about the past and who and what had pushed them from their homeland. Diaspora Armenian communities, wherever they are, have been bonded together by deep feelings of nationalism and injustice for what happened to them.”
At Soorp Khatch, we work hard to preserve our faith, identity, culture and history. As a result, we encourage you to enroll your children in our Hamasdegh Armenian School if they are not already attending. We are also working to develop more opportunities for our youth to continue to explore their faith in the context of their Armenian identity through our Youth Ministry. We also want to preserve our history and honor the memory of our loved ones. Learn more about the many educational opportunities available at our church.
The Soorp Khatch Hamasdegh School provides Armenian language education to children from Pre-K to 8th grade. Students also receive Armenian religion lessons, learn Armenian history and culture, sing Armenian songs, learn traditional Armenian dances, read Armenian literature and make friends that last a lifetime. Learn more about how your child can join our thriving School each Sunday.
Youth ministry is the Church’s effort to help each and every young person grow personally and spiritually. It is a means for both junior high and high school students to grow as individuals while exploring ideas, values, and faith within the context of a supportive community of peers and adults. Soorp Khatch is looking for mentors to lead these discussions with our youth, as well as young persons who are interested in participating.
Soorp Khatch Armenian Church is working closely with the Greater Washington Armenian National Committee, the Genocide Education Project, and local parishioners to provide instructional materials to local educators and explore ways to mandate Armenian Genocide education in Maryland and the District of Columbia. Learn more about how you can get involved.